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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10S6.554970
Told through a horse’s eyes, here is the entrancing tale of an Appaloosa who finds a chance to renew his trust, and of the humans he helps to restore.

On the night that Chancey is born, a "fire star" gallops across the sky, a signal that a great horse has entered the world. But it will take many years of slights and hardships before the orphaned albino will believe that the prophecy is truly meant for him. First he must find a home at the Maury River Stables and a girl named Claire who needs him as much as he needs her. Then, when his aching joints and impending blindness bring an end to their training together, he must start a new chapter as a therapeutic horse, healing people with wounds both visible and unseen. In the manner of a latter-day Black Beauty, Chancey’s observant voice narrates this absorbing story, filled with fascinating details of life at the stable and keen insight into equine instinct, human emotion, and the ineffable bond that connects them both.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on May 16, 2008 by Candlewick
4 Book Reviews
  • elfa
    elfaFriday, January 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm55 stars
    This is the best book I have ever read. It has a great storyline and just overall has a great story.
    • MarcoWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm
      This book is amazing! It will make you cry every time.
      • soniacreekside
        soniacreeksideThursday, October 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm55 stars
        This book is cool! it is about this horse who moved from his regular barn and found a rider which he likes. After a while he got blind but could still see and his rider still liked him i hope the anyone who reads this and likes it try to get it. this is a great book!
        • nina446
          nina446Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm55 stars
          This book is amazing! It's about a horse who, after long last, finds the rider of his dreams but, sadly, becomes blind soon after. I would not recommend if you don't like sad books, otherwise, this book is a wonderful story for readers of all ages.